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Hugh Thompson: A Hero at My Lai

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Hugh Thompson: A Hero at My Lai

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Hugh Thompson: A Hero at My Lai

Hugh Thompson: A Hero at My Lai

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Hugh C. Thompson, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, helped expose the My Lai massacre in Vietnam more than 25 years ago. He and his crew put themselves in harm's way to save Vietnamese civilians, and Thompson later testified about the day's events. His role as a whistleblower is being compared to that of Joseph Darby, the Army specialist who complained to his superiors about the torture of Iraqis in the Abu Graib prison. Hear Thompson and NPR's Scott Simon.

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